Scars Of Life

Everybody has a scar on his/her body, whether it’s an umbilical cord mark, tattoo, Cesarean section operation mark,  BCG mark et-cetera. When you take time to carefully inspect your partner’s body from the head to the toes, you will note …

SAFETY DAY

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019 will be on 28th April. It is also known an Safety Day. World Safety week will be from 22nd to 27th April. World First Aid Day 2019 is on 10th September. …

COMMUNITY SERVICE- Serving Others

Community service is performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions. Performing community service is not the same as volunteering, since it is not always performed on a voluntary basis. It …

TERRORISM AWARENESS IN KENYA SCHOOLS

Although a terrorist attack upon a school in Kenya in the has been improbable until the Garissa University College attack, the first step toward preparedness is admitting that it is at least possible that terrorists could strike a school or …

GOD IS WIPING YOUR TEARS

When I took this photo, I was recovering from self defeat, drug misuse and a sluggish life. Through salvation, renewing of my mind and setting my mindset right, there was a great transformation. You have toiled for years but it seems …

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019

Theme: Safety and Health and the future of work Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of …

MY LIFE AS AN EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER

Every person in life always desires to do something that will make someone happy and be appreciated for a job well done. Unfortunately, most of us do not know how, when and what to do though we always have a …

PRESSING ON

Life rewards the diligent, the aggressive, dreamers and those who don’t give chances to opportunities. Any achiever in life will have to encounter challenges/mountains and valleys, friction and lack in life and have to persevere through it with a positive …

GOD IS STILL AT THE THRONE AND IS AWARE

This day I feel like encouraging you and myself. No one on earth is so satisfied that he doesn’t need Gods intervention. If you conduct an altar call today, even president Uhuru Kenyatta, Museveni, Mugabe, Obama ,Donald trump etc all …

Do Not Quit

I want to encourage someone who is feeling like quitting, feeling as if God no longer thinks about him/her. Our God loves us so much that He Has engraved our name on His palm. Isaiah49:16, See, I have engraved you …

GOD IS STILL AT THE THRONE AND IS AWARE

This day I feel like encouraging you and myself. No one on earth is so satisfied that he doesn’t need Gods intervention. If you conduct an altar call today, even president Uhuru Kenyatta, Museveni, Mugabe, Obama ,Donald trump etc all …

YOU ARE HEADING TO A FLOURISHING FINISH

The God who gave you the grace to start will give you the grace to finish. In boxing, your opponent can give you several kicks but one hefty well calculated kick can make all the difference and cause you to win …

Conducting An Effective Fire Drill

Fire drills are essential in any workplace or public building for practicing what to do in the event of a fire. They are also a legal requirement for different countries and in Kenya the OSHA Act 2007 gives the guidelines …

DON’T GIVE UP

Whatever trials you are going through today I would implore you to avoid a state of depression as if it were the plague! Don't let your inner life die! If there is a meaning to life then there is also meaning to …

Fire Awareness in Our Learning Institutions

In the last few years, hundreds of School Fire incidents have been reported in the country and the trend has been alarming. A lot of opinions and recommendations have been shared on the causes and on the way forward. During …

Life Saver For Babies and Children

A study by Makinika Afrika International, a premier safety and training company, found that 82% of parents didn't know what to do if their child was choking, nose bleeding, having epileptic attack or had just burned their fingers. Seeing the need …

Customer Satisfaction and Expectation

Having worked with a leading Financial institution in Kenya in customer care and clients training, served as a regional marketing coordinator with a leading publishing company , served with the leading Safety Training service providers in the region as a …

First Aid Training

First aid is the initial assistance given to a person who has been injured or gotten ill (casualty) using the locally available materials and generally accepted guideline before handing over to a more qualified and responsible person. First aid saves …

A CALL TO ETERNITY

On 3rd August 2003 at 12:00noon at Deliverance Church Murunyu in Nakuru county, I gave my life to Christ after the word of God came strongly to me through Rev Elijah Maina Mwangi from the book of Isiah60:1-10. >Arise, shine, …

Responsibilities of a First Aider

First aid is the first help(initial assistance) given to a casualty using the locally available materials and generally accepted principles before handing over to a more responsible person. First aiders are volunteers not a profession and their main aim are to:- …

Personal Protective Equipment

Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces. The OSHA law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the law (including the …

Safety Signage at the Workplace

It is important that employers ensure that their employees are aware of and understand the meaning of safety signs and signals either seen or heard during their work, including providing training where necessary. Although most safety signs are self-explanatory, employees …

SELECTING APPROPRIATE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Selecting the most appropriate application of fire-fighting equipment is key to providing your family and/or employees with the best chance of containing a fire before it develops into a major incident, as well as of saving lives and property, and …

Church Safety

Churches are generally open environments and therefore much more vulnerable than other controlled or semi-controlled workplaces and institutions. Churches by virtue of their nature and their openness tend to attract all types of individuals; Therefore prudence should guide the church leadership …

Blood Donation

Having donated more than 20 pints of blood, that is 20 times so far, I can confidently say that blood donation is one of the most fulfilling act of humanity. Service to mankind is service to God and no any …

Personal Safety and Security

Personal Safety and Security though an area not given enough focus is a knowledge that not only should be a basic life skill but also inculcated in our school’s curriculum. I have trained more than 10,000 people in Kenya on First …

Making Crucial Life Decisions

Put a frog into a pot with water and start heating the water. As the temp of the water increase, the frog adjust its body temp accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the …

Emergency Scene Management

First aid skills saves lives and every body should make it a priority to learn this crucial skill as you never know when you will urgently require it. Having the basic life saving skills and Emergency Scene Management knowledge will …

THE NANNY FACTOR

One of the largest employer’s expectation is to have staff who are proactive, productive, happy, fulfilled and with a positive attitude. Disappointing issue is when there is cases of absenteeism caused by bad health or other personal issues and sometimes …

What is First Aid?

First aid is emergency help given to an injured or suddenly ill person using readily available materials. It can be as simple as removing a splinter from a child’s finger and applying a plaster to something more complicated like giving care …

WE ARE SET TO TRAIN YOUR TEAM

Makinika Afrika School of First Aid and Safety is an institution registered and approved by the Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services(DOSHS) to offer First Aid training in Kenya. Our core training purpose is to equip employees with certified …

COURAGE AND PERSISTENCE

Ever looked at David Rudisha or Julius Yego in the field? They seem to not use a lot of energy to win and make it look so easy but before getting to the field they go through very tough exercises …

THE VALUE OF GRATITUDE

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. I have in my life learnt the value …

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

An opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of that opportunity. The doors God opens for us will not permanently remain open over lifetime. If Esther did not say, 'If I perish let me perish', she could …

EMT AND PARAMEDIC PROFESSION

“The doctor saves lives but it is the skills of an EMT that helps the doctor to save lives.” It's not easy to save a life. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical …

Personal Safety and Security

Personal Safety and Security though an area not given enough focus is a knowledge that not only should be a basic life skill but also inculcated in our school’s curriculum. I have trained more than 10,000 people in Kenya on First …

CRUCIAL KENYA EMERGENCY LINES

For Effective Emergency service activation, use the 4WCT Code:- 1.  Who - Your name and mobile number 2. Where - Location and Landmarks 3. What - The kind of incident and condition of the casualties. You can also share information on what happened, …

Behind The Scenes

My friend, we all go through moments of anxiety, uncertainty, fear of unknown and challenges of life giving us a fix and making us feel like all forces of nature are working against us and ready to give us a …

BEHIND THE SCENES

My friend, we all go through moments of anxiety, uncertainty, fear of unknown and challenges of life giving us a fix and making us feel like all forces of nature are working against us and ready to give us a …

Dare Not Quit

You need to do the common things uncommonly well to succeed in anything. You ought to Dare Not Quit. If you do not Fight for what you want now, you will fight against what you don’t want later. To gain anything …

Overcoming All Odds

Anyone who has ever become anything worth writing home about has had to handle fire and brimstone with naked hands, boldly face all obstacles and adversities with courage and determination to score handful of victories. The greatest man on earth is …

WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated globally on 28th April every year in commemoration and solidarity with the workers who have died or have been injured in the course of their work. It also promotes …

CHOKING

Choking is when your airway gets blocked and you can't breathe properly. It is the partial or complete obstruction of the airway. When someone chokes, the airway can either be partly or fully blocked. If it's a mild blockage, they should …

NOSE BLEEDING

Nose Bleeding is the rapturing of the nose vessels. It can be caused by the following:- Direct blow to the nose or head Blowing of the nose Sneezing High Blood Pressure Picking Change in atmospheric pressure Extreme temperatures Incase of nose …

SEVERE BLEEDING

There are two types of bleeding:- Internal Bleeding External Bleeding Incase of Severe bleeding, the main objective is to stop bleeding and prevent shock. Assess DR ABC(Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation) and follow the EXPECT procedure: E - Expose the wound carefully …

FAINTING

Fainting happens when you lose consciousness for a short amount of time because your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen. It is a brief loss of consciousness due to inadequate supply of blood/oxygen to the brain. It can be caused by the …

Keep Fighting

My life as an Emergency First Responder { Under Makinika Afrika Int } has been an adventurous life involving dangerous rescues and lifesaving missions. I have responded to dozens of road accidents, collapsed buildings, a terrorism incident, community conflicts and …

Accept, Adjust, Advance

Death, like other adversities in life, is a lesson, which must be understood and cherished, not feared; it is a rite of passage we all must encounter at one time or another; it helps build our character and makes us …

The Scars Of Life

Everybody has a scar in his/her body, whether it’s an umbilical cord mark, tattoo, Cesarean section operation mark,  BCG mark et-cetera. When you take time to carefully inspect your partner’s body from the head to the toes, you will note …

AGAINST ALL ODDS

Anyone who has ever become anything worth writing home about has had to handle fire and brimstone with naked hands, boldly face all obstacles and adversities with courage and determination to score handful of victories. Life gives a chance to mend …

Author Endorsement

On 25th December 2011, I was seated at Huruma grounds in Eldoret feeling empty, disappointed and concerned about my life. I had gone through episodes of misery, rejection and obstacles in life and was wondering about my life purpose. The …

CHAIN OF SURVIVAL

In Emergency response, one of the major challenge faced more so in the Africa Content is Early Access and response time for Emergency Service Providers. In case of emergency cases like Heart Attack, Cardiac arrest, Shock and other Trauma Injuries, …

POWER OF PERCEPTION AND WORD OF MOUTH

I appreciate my 2016 engagements with you, praying together, some of those whom we met and shared together, those who invited me to speak in the various occasions like Moi University, Anestar Lanet Boys, Shunem Girls, Anestar Precious girls, PCEA …

SAFETY SIGNAGE AT THE WORKPLACE

It is important that employers ensure that their employees are aware of and understand the meaning of safety signs and signals either seen or heard during their work, including providing training where necessary. Although most safety signs are self-explanatory, employees …

CHURCH SAFETY

Churches are generally open environments and therefore much more vulnerable than other controlled or semi-controlled workplaces and institutions. Churches by virtue of their nature and their openness tend to attract all types of individuals; Therefore prudence should guide the church leadership …

FIRST AID KNOWLEDGE SAVES LIVES

First aid is the initial assistance given to a person who has been injured or gotten ill (casualty) using the locally available materials and generally accepted guideline before handing over to a more qualified and responsible person. First aid saves …

FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS

Fire CAN blow your house, business, family or life up in smokes. They say it is a good servant who can turn up to be a bad master and knowing how to prevent fire incidents at home, school or workplace …

WORK-LIFE-FAMILY-BALANCE

Hey friend, may I have your attention please? It is the will of God that you may have life and have it in abundance. John10:10, The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have …

LET GO ALL THE WORRIES

I remember the last day after finishing my KCSE exam at Anestar High School Nakuru my major worry was how to clear the huge school balance that I had accrued over the years. The following morning I went to thank …

SAFETY TRAINING FOR BABY MINDERS

One of the largest employer’s expectation is to have staff who are proactive, productive, happy, fulfilled and with a positive attitude. Disappointing issue is when there is cases of absenteeism caused by bad health or other personal issues and sometimes …

HOLIDAY HEALTH AND SAFETY

The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks, and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others by following these 30 holiday tips. Don't …

CUSTOMER EXPECTATION AND SATISFACTION

Having worked with a leading Financial institution in Kenya in customer care and clients training, served as a regional marketing coordinator with a leading publishing company as well as serving with the leading Safety Training service providers in the region …

KEEP MOVING

My friend, we all go through moments of anxiety, uncertainty, fear of unknown and challenges of life giving us a fix and making us feel like all forces of nature are working against us and ready to give us a …

WHAT IS FIRST AID?

First aid is emergency help given to an injured or suddenly ill person using readily available materials. It can be as simple as removing a splinter from a child’s finger and applying a plaster to something more complicated like giving …

YOUR ENEMIES, YOUR STEPPING STONE

God will use your enemies as your stepping stone, that condition that seems to push you down will be your way to your major breakthrough. The enemy will come into your thoughts trying to discourage you but this is the Goliath …

SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Selecting the most appropriate application of fire-fighting equipment is key to providing your family and/or employees with the best chance of containing a fire before it develops into a major incident, as well as of saving lives and property, and …

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN KENYA

Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The law requires employers to provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces. The OSHA law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the law (including the …

THE POWER OF ASKING

Have you ever proposed to a lady or a gentleman proposed to you? One of the stages in life that has a lot of anxiety is when looking for a spouse more so when you are in your 30s and …

THE OTHER SIDE OF ADVERSITY

Everyone experiences adversity. It’s a part of life no one escapes. In fact, if you haven’t experienced adversity you haven’t lived long enough. Something unpleasant happens, often unexpected, and we suffer. Sometimes it's a mild inconvenience like a flat tire, a …

IT’S A WIN-WIN IF WE WORK TOGETHER

A parable is told about the Mouse Trap. A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" he wondered. He was devastated to discover it …

FIRST AID AND SAFETY AWARENESS

Nothing is more tragic than a life lost needlessly. Every year above 200,000 people in the world die in situations where basic first aid may have given them a chance to live. In East and Central Africa, less than 1 in every …

IT’S YOUR TIME, IT’S YOUR SEASON

I know sometimes you feel like giving up. Every new day there’s seems to be no change in your life. All the troubles of your heart and worries keep on worsening! You wonder why everything is happening to you. You …

DO NOT DESPISE YOUR HUMBLE BEGINNING

Today is the lowest you'll ever be in life, so take a selfie and preserve it because it will be part of your testimony. TBT...Do not despise the tough moments you go through, these are the humble beginnings and source of …

LARGEST ONE STOP SAFETY SHOP

Nairobi Safety Shop is the largest supplier of Safety, Security and Health equipment in the region providing all necessary equipment, systems and supplies. We are supplier of safety products, equipment and signage including the following:- warning signs Barrier tapes and …

First Aid Training

There are many cases where knowledge of first aid can be useful, and some where it is essential. From minor injuries to major emergencies, a working familiarity with first aid practice can limit injuries sustained by a victim and, in …

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